Arctic scholar focuses on systems approaches to wellness in Arctic communities

From access to health services to the effects of global warming, the Arctic region is influenced by profound political, systemic and environmental changes. That’s why the Fulbright Arctic Initiative was created. It’s a research program including scholars from the Arctic Council’s eight member countries — Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway,...

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Prabhat Jha inducted into the U.S National Academy of Medicine

headshot of Professor Prabhat Jha

Congratulations to Professor Prabhat Jha who was selected as an international member of the National Academy of Medicine on October 17, 2016 in Washington DC. Professor Jha is one of 10 international members selected by the Academy in 2016 and joins the four University of Toronto faculty members who are...

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Generous gift from the Clerici family aims to bring innovative health systems thinking to life

Healthcare practitioners and scholars will soon have the opportunity to turn their innovative ideas into reality, thanks to a generous gift from the Clerici family. Recently, siblings Adam and Ashley Clerici and Ashley’s husband Yianni Soumalias established the Healthy Generation Fund at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and...

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Indigenous health research team receive $1.76 million grant to address tobacco use in Canadian Aboriginal communities

A research team led by Professors Robert Schwartz and Michael Chaiton received a $1.76 million grant on September 27, 2016 from the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases to reduce commercial tobacco use and prevent chronic lung disease in Canadian Aboriginal communities. “Smoking cigarettes is one of the worst things you...

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New Resource to Help School Communities and Residents Improve Traffic Safety

A new resource created to help school communities and residents improve traffic safety in their neighbourhoods was published on September 23, 2016. The Guide to Safer Streets Near Schools: Understanding Your Policy Options in the City of Toronto, is a collaborative project led by Katie Wittmann of Green Communities Canada and Monica...

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DLSPH Open House: October 15

http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/event/dalla-lana-school-of-public-health-open-house/

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#Rio2016: Sports medicine physician leverages front row Olympic seat to examine structure of sport funding in Canada

Sports medicine physician and U of T alum, Dr. David Lawrence (MD ‘13, PGME ‘15), is a member of the Canadian Health Services Team with a front row seat in Rio de Janeiro— South America’s first role as Olympic host — to swimming, rugby and other events. As an incoming...

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Year-​end Celebration, Awards, 2015-​16 Annual Report & Strategic Plan launch

As the academic year comes to a close, I would like to share some highlights of the last few months and acknowledge our well-deserving student, faculty and staff award recipients. Congratulations to the more than 200 students who graduated earlier this month for reaching this momentous milestone.  Convocation is special...

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Dr. Nancy Baxter named Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at DLSPH

Dr. Nancy Baxter is the Faculty’s Associate Dean of Academic Affairs as of July 1, 2016. “Nancy is a tremendous teacher, supervisor, mentor and administrator and I am thrilled to welcome her to the Faculty,” said Howard Hu, Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. A faculty member...

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Waakebiness-​Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health to celebrate two-​year anniversary

As the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health — the world’s first privately endowed research institute dedicated to the health of Indigenous peoples — approaches its two-year anniversary, I am pleased to share the Institute’s progress. Launched on June 21, 2014 with a $10-million gift from Drs. Michael and Amira Dan,...

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